- Clips (5)Latest ClipFairport Convention join Mark Radcliffe in the studio
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- Fairport Convention join Mark Radcliffe in the studiohttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cltj9.jpg2013-02-23T20:00:00ZMark has folk legends Fairport Convention in the studio for an interview.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/cc60d937-e80b-4c66-8aa2-e89cb57c8b08?clipfocus=p0147x48Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 11 mins
Fairport Convention join Mark Radcliffe in the studio
- Fairport Convention: 45th Anniversary Concerthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ckyjq.jpg2012-09-12T23:00:34ZA concert to celebrate the 45th anniversary of folk-rock icons Fairport Convention, filmed in March 2012 at the Union Chapel in London. Highlights include Matty Groves.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/cc60d937-e80b-4c66-8aa2-e89cb57c8b08?clipfocus=p00yjrfgSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 5 mins
Fairport Convention: 45th Anniversary Concert
- Fairport Convention: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ckyk1.jpg2012-09-12T23:00:13ZDocumentary following English folk-rock band Fairport Convention, famed for their pioneering 1969 album Liege and Lief, as they celebrate their 45th anniversary in 2012.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/cc60d937-e80b-4c66-8aa2-e89cb57c8b08?clipfocus=p00yjrqsSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
Fairport Convention: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
- Ashley Hutchings on Joe Boyd and his impact on Fairport Conventionhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cb1fm.jpg2011-08-03T23:00:58ZAn extract from an interivew with Asheley Hutchings for the tv documentary Folk Britannia.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/cc60d937-e80b-4c66-8aa2-e89cb57c8b08?clipfocus=p00jm3z2Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
Ashley Hutchings on Joe Boyd and his impact on Fairport Convention
- Ashley Hutchings on Folk Rock and Fairport Conventionhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cb1d6.jpg2011-08-03T23:00:00ZAn extract from an interview for the documentary Folk Britannia.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/cc60d937-e80b-4c66-8aa2-e89cb57c8b08?clipfocus=p00jm2sbSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
Ashley Hutchings on Folk Rock and Fairport Convention
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Fairport Convention are an English folk rock and electric folk band. Formed in 1967, they are widely regarded as a key group in the English folk rock movement.
Their seminal album Liege & Lief is considered to have launched the electric folk or English folk rock movement, which provided a distinctively English identity to rock music and helped awaken much wider interest in traditional music in general. The large number of personnel who have been part of the band are among the most highly regarded and influential musicians of their era and have gone on to participate in a large number of significant bands, or enjoyed important solo careers.
Since 1979, they have hosted the Cropredy Festival, which is the largest such annual event in England. Individually and collectively the members of Fairport Convention have received numerous awards recognizing their contribution to music and culture. As of 2015[update], they continue to record and tour.